Thursday, March 3, 2016

VARROA MITES The Treatment Free Mite Farmers read this

A POST TO THE TREATMENT FREE Mite Farmers out there

: "The mites have gained the upper hand." Says Dr.Spivak, Randy Oliver writes more on BeeL
> > The treatment free crowd, as we know, creates a
> > reservoir for varroa to thrive and re-infest healthy
> > colonies. The live and let die approach is not
> > working, and varroa are a bigger problem than ever.
>

I have recently had the pleasure to hear Dr. Spivak, Dr. vanEngelsdorp, Dr.
Mussen, and two BIP tech team members speak (all independently and at
different venues than WAS) regarding the impact of "treatment free"
beekeepers upon the beekeeping community.

The essence of their messages matches the above summary. This is also the
overwhelming conclusion of most knowledgeable professional beekeepers.

> In her actual words: "The mites have gained the upper hand."

I don't recall her saying those specific words, but the most recent BIP
data clearly show that this is indeed appears to be the case across much of
the country. Mite levels this October, on average, are above the level at
which one would project good winter survival of colonies.

These experts are universally frustrated by beekeepers who continue to
blame colony mortality upon *anything* other than poor varroa management
(they are also clear that many colonies die from other, or contributing
factors, such as poor nutrition, starvation, other disease, or chemical
exposure).

At two venues I heard well-spoken commercial beekeeper John Miller float
the notion of "national treatment weeks" in order to coordinate mite
management across the country.

My take on the situation is that there is a storm brewing. The life
preserver of the commercial beekeeping industry, amitraz, appears to be
finally starting to fail. And the monstrous growth of the number of
recreational beekeepers, the majority of whom erroneously think that they
are helping to "save the bee" by not treating colonies started from
commercial stocks, is creating a reservoir of varroa that threaten *all*
colonies.

As I suggested in a recent presentation, there now seems to be a growing
conflict between bee-keepers and "mite farmers." I pity the poor bees.



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ADVANTECH Hive Bodies Honey Supers 8 Frame some 10 Frame Test Plywood sides, Advan Tech Flooring System made into Honey Beehive Beekeeping Brood Chambers and Honey Supers John Pluta Milledgeville Georgia



ADVANTECH Hive Bodies Honey Supers 8 Frame some 10 Frame Test Plywood sides, 
Advan Tech Flooring System made into Honey Beehive Beekeeping Brood Chambers 
and Honey Supers John Pluta Milledgeville Georgia with KILLER GUARD CAT

ADVANTECH Hive Bodies Honey Supers 8 Frame some 10 Frame Test Plywood sides, 
Advan Tech Flooring System made into Honey Beehive Beekeeping 
Brood Chambers and Honey Supers 
John Pluta Milledgeville Georgia

Advantech Honeybee Beekeeping Boxes 9 Frames in 8 Frame Box, 11 Frames in 10 Frame Box Narrow sides allow 1 Extra Frame Per Box For Maximum Efficiency 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta

ADVANTECH Hive Body Honey Supers 8 Frame Blanks awaiting assembly 
Test Plywood sides, 
Advan Tech Flooring System made into Honey Beehive Beekeeping Brood Chambers 
John Pluta Milledgeville Georgia

ADVANTECH premium sub floor sheets for Beekeeping Beehive Migratory Tops, 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta 4x8 cutting pattern display 13 Bee Hive Top yield



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Need To Palletize 148 Splits this weekend TO HOT DAYS But Nights Cooler but creepy crawling feeling, BEEHIVES Just a little crowded Double Deeps just after 2nd Deep Brood Box Foundation Added To Strong Singles for move to Cotton Fields South Georgia Hot Days Warm Humid Nights They Just Hanging Out Everywhere Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta

Need To Palletize 148 Splits this weekend 
TO HOT DAYS But Nights Cooler but creepy crawling feeling, 

BEEHIVES Just a little crowded Double Deeps just after 2nd Deep Brood Box Foundation Added To Strong Singles for move to Cotton Fields South Georgia 

Hot Days Warm Humid Nights They Just Hanging Out Everywhere 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta

Volunteer Hand Loaders Welcome







Sunday, June 14, 2015

PROPOLIS Traps Off Season Storage Standing Trap Imported Athens Greece Laying Flat Mostly Older Style Michigan Propolis Traps Some Still Need Harvest Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Beekeeping Supply

PROPOLIS Traps Off Season Storage Standing Trap Imported Athens Greece Laying Flat Mostly Older Style Michigan Propolis Traps Some Still Need Harvest 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Beekeeping Supply

PROPOLIS TRAPS New Imported Flexible Propolis Trap For Honeybee Hives, 
ANEL Standard Athens Greece Propolis Trapping Equipment 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Beekeeping Supply Store

PROPOLIS TRAP on Honeybee Hive for collection 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Honey Bee Hive Propolis Collection.

PROPOLIS, Proplis collected from honey bee hives. 
Used as antibiotic, cuts, burns, stomach, dental, mouth.

PROPOLIS Trapping Collection Raw Honeybee Hive Collected Tree Resin 
Propolis Antibiotic Healer Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Apiary 
Propolis Bagged For Retail Sales





Sunday, June 7, 2015

KUDZU Good news BAD news, Shocked at Kudzu Purple Pollen in over 100 traps today 3 weeks early normally closer to July 1st. in Georgia Plus is new awesome Nectar Honey flow, BAD news will darken all early light Spring Honey Supers KUDZU BEEPOLLEN Purple Kudzu Honeybee collected Bee Pollen Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Beehive Pollen Trap Collected Beekeeping Pollination Granules from GA. Kudzu Vine Flowers

KUDZU Good news BAD news, Shocked at Kudzu Purple Pollen in over 100 traps today 3 weeks early normally closer to July 1st. in Georgia Plus is new awesome Nectar Honey flow, BAD news will darken all early light Spring Honey Supers 

KUDZU BEEPOLLEN Purple Kudzu Honeybee collected Bee Pollen Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Beehive Pollen Trap Collected Beekeeping Pollination Granules from GA. Kudzu Vine 

Flowers CLICK picture for close up colors

GRAPE NUTS / Grape Jelly Beans flavor, I move several 24-48 hive yards with shallow supers to catch this elusive flow but top seller


Thursday, May 14, 2015

ADVANTECH premium sub floor sheets for Beekeeping Beehive Migratory Tops, Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta 4x8 cutting pattern display, Also available ready for use here only NO shipping

ADVANTECH premium sub floor sheets for Beekeeping Beehive Migratory Tops, Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta 4x8 cutting pattern display
13 Bee Hive Top yield 10 ten frame and 3 eight frame Finished top both sides leaning up, painted on far left. Cuts to be safe try and get same saw operator if possible each time 20 1/8 to 1/4 three times for length pieces balance is 4 pieces cut sideways.
I never cut regular sideways against the grain,warping problems but since this is pressed have had no problems.

MY FIRST cuts after Lowe's is 7 inches from grooved female side then 16 1/2 twice with a 7 inch male piece glued into first for a 8 frame top. I have stopped making 5 frame nuc boxes only 8 frame now and 8 frame pollination equipment start up. The finished top hole is feeder.

The ONLY scrap is 1 1/2 inch from sideways cut $25 sheet gives 13 $2 tops,

TIP You need a sharpie marker It's so dense won't take pen pencil marks,


ADVANTECH premium sub floor sheets for Beekeeping Beehive Migratory Tops 
Finished sides and painted, Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta 4x8 cutting pattern display 
13 Bee Hive Top yield

The hole is my feeder entrance

I have these available for sale here only Hobby Beekeepers




Monday, May 4, 2015

BOBCAT LOADER Honey Loading South Georgia Beekeeping Gallberry 55 Gallon Drums Valdosta GA. SWINGER LOADER Honey 55 GALLBERRY Gallon Drum Valdosta Georgia Commercial Beekeeping, John Pluta Beekeeper Georgiabees.blogspot.com Gallbery Honey GA. Honeybees

BOBCAT LOADER Honey Loading South Georgia Beekeeping 
Gallberry 55 Gallon Drums Valdosta GA.

Tupelo Honey Barrel Loading, Beekeeper John Pluta,Milledgeville Georgia 
Tupelo 55 Gallon Honey Drum Forklift Swinger Lifter Commercial Beekeeping

SWINGER LOADER Honey 55 GALLBERRY Gallon Drum Valdosta Georgia 
Commercial Beekeeping, John Pluta Beekeeper Georgiabees.blogspot.com 
Gallbery Honey GA.  Honeybees

Commercial Honey Quantities 5 Gallon Buckets 
55 Gallon Drums

John Pluta Milledgeville Georgia
165 Sparta Hwy. NE.

478-452-2337
9am  or after 9pm calls ONLY

http://GeorgiaBees.blogspot.com



PRIVET HEDGE just starting to bloom May 3rd Honeybee We may finally get a partial crop after heavy rains, April rains cost us most of the early Spring Honey crop Very surprised some of the Blackberries are starting to try and re bloom

PRIVET HEDGE just starting to bloom May 3rd  Honeybee  
We may finally get a partial crop after heavy rains

PRIVET HEDGE just starting to bloom May 3rd  Honeybee  
We may finally get a partial crop after heavy rains

April rains cost us most of the early Spring Honey crop
Very surprised some of the Blackberries are starting to try and re bloom





Tuesday, April 28, 2015

American Honey Bee Farmer A Song Video Tribute - Youtube Version A Song Dedicated to all Bee Keepers and their Life of Working Bee's... South Georgia Style My AMERICAN BEEKEEPERS ANTHEM




American Honey Bee Farmer - Youtube Version
CLICK ARROW above to start watch Video Song

A Song Dedicated to all Bee Keepers and their Life of Working Bee's...

Georgia Bees John Pluta Style





BY Southtown Writers


MY AMERICAN BEEKEEPERS ANTHEM

The Commercial Beekeepers page and wanted to share with other Bee Keepers
Neat song from South Georgia
By South Town Writers 2015

John Pluta Georgia Bees National Anthem To BEEKEEPING

I Just went out and built 30 boxes and made 30 splits to honor this song
John Pluta Georgiabees.blogspot.com









Favorite and share this awesome Beekeeping song video

I got so fired up and motivated by this I went out and made 30 splits to make a new Bee Yard



Saturday, April 18, 2015

BLUE Beekeeping Boxes Bee Pollen Traps, This Weeks Color Is Blue Honeybee Beehive Box Production Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Apiary

BLUE Beekeeping Boxes Bee Pollen Traps, 
This Weeks Color Is Blue Honeybee Beehive Box Production Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta

BLUE Beekeeping Boxes BeePollen Traps, 
This Weeks Color Is Blue Honeybee Beehive Box Production Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta


BLUE Beekeeping Boxes, 
This Weeks Color Is Blue Honeybee Beehive Box Production 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Apiary

Beekeeping 101
Build extra hive bodies and Honey Supers NON STOP
For Splits and Honey Flow




Sunday, April 5, 2015

SWARM First swarm call 2015 April 1st Eatonton Georgia, Honeybee swarm cardboard box for Beekeeping Honey Bee Hive Ladder bush capture Honeybees

SWARM First swarm call 2015 April 1st Eatonton Georgia, 
Honeybee swarm for Beekeeping Honey Bee Hive Ladder bush capture Honeybees

SWARM First swarm call 2015 April 1st Eatonton Georgia, 
Honeybee swarm cardboard box for Beekeeping 
Honey Bee Hive Ladder bush capture Honeybees


SWARM First swarm call 2015 April 1st Eatonton Georgia Queen on top bar, 
Honeybee swarm for Beekeeping Honey Bee Hive Ladder bush Honeybees



Sunday, March 22, 2015

CAN JUNGBORN HONIG Germany German Honey 4500 Gram Tin Can Pail, Landhaus Jungborn Max Naumann Achim, immer kostlich

CAN JUNGBORN HONIG Germany German Honey 4500 Gram Tin Can Pail, 
Landhaus Jungborn Max Naumann Achim
immer kostlich

CAN JUNGBORN HONIG Germany German Honey 4500 Gram Tin Can Pail Side, 
Landhaus Jungborn Max Naumann Achim, immer kostlich